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Policing takes a hit
Thieves strip car, captured on CCTV
Chandigarh, May 23
Exposing the lack of police patrolling in the city, thieves who were caught on CCTV cameras decamped with five tyres, the instrumentation panel and others components of a Toyota Innova car parked outside a Sector 43 house early this morning.

Contentious projects given a quiet burial
Chandigarh, May 23
With the UT administration scrapping the Amusement Park project, the last nail in the coffin of its ‘mega projects’, aimed at propelling the city into the metro league and turning it into a tourist hub, has been driven.



Boys play football on a dried-up portion of Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh.
Boys play football on a dried-up portion of Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


IT Park Mess
Sleepless nights ahead for many
Chandigarh, May 23
Certain senior officers associated with the Rajiv Gandhi Information Technology Park will be losing their sleep because the terms of reference for the special committee constituted by the ministry of home affairs (MHA) has sought names and extent of involvement of officers involved in irregularities associated with the project.

Phone lottery scams swamp city
Chandigarh, May 23
On May 19 IP Singh, a computer hardware dealer in Sector 35, responded to a missed call that his cellphone showed had come a day earlier. The caller at the other end of the line said: “You have won Rs 10 lakh in a lucky draw by a leading mobile phone company. Come and collect your money near the PCA stadium in Phase VIII, Mohali”.

Tragedy revisits Chandigarh family
Santosh Aggarwal (left), mother of Meenu Gupta (inset), who died in the Mangalore air crash. Santosh Aggarwal lost her daughter Meenu Gupta in Mangalore crash
Chandigarh, May 23
The Mangalore air crash yesterday has brought tragedy to the Aggarwal family of Chandigarh, which lost its 47-year-old daughter. Her body is charred beyond recognition and it will require a DNA test to establish the identity of the body.

Santosh Aggarwal (left), mother of Meenu Gupta (inset), who died in the Mangalore air crash. 

Finally, city Air Force Station to have surveillance radar
Chandigarh, May 23
After decades of existence, the Chandigarh Air Force Station is finally getting a radar to monitor the surrounding airspace and keep a track of the overhead air traffic.


Open House Response
Effective policing needs public hand
Instead of blaming youth, for any law and order problem, it is prudent to tap raw energy of the young and channelise it into an effective work force for constructive work. The planners and executive, despite their experience, need to understand that closed door meetings of top police officers, without a touch with ground reality and the public, does not mean anything.

NRIs bring life to PU old-age home
Chandigarh, May 23
Panjab University’s cash-starved old-age home project, which could not take off due to lack of funds, seems to have caught the attention of several alumni overseas who are now generously pooling funds for the project.

Spurt in crime incidents 
Situation under control, claims police
Chandigarh, May 23
Despite spurt in gruesome incidents in the city, the Chandigarh Police does not seem worried. “Everything is under control. There is no increase in the crime rate,” says the police.

A swarm of flies irritates a child, Dadu Majra pays for city’s garbage 
Stink, swarm of flies make life hell for residents
Chandigarh, May 23
Even as the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation and the JP Associates are busy in the blame game over the processing of city's garbage, residents of the Dadu Majra Colony, located near the garbage dumping ground, are forced to live under unhygienic conditions.

A swarm of flies irritates a child,Tribune photos: Pradeep Tiwari.

Residents living on upper floors worst hit
Mohali, May 23
The government’s tall claims of making Mohali into another Singapore have fallen flat, as residents of the town cry for adequate supply of water in summers with authorities concerned failing to meet even the basic requirement.

Motorists seen jumping the traffic light of Sectors 61 and 70, Mohali, on Sunday.
Unruly Lot: Motorists seen jumping the traffic light of Sectors 61 and 70, Mohali, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Man dies in freak accident
Panchkula, May 23
A mistake made by 55-year-old Roshan Lal cost him his life as he accidentally consumed Sulphos tablets instead of his regular medicine late last night.

A treat for circus lovers
Animals forming a part of the Asiad Circus have been a treat for the local population, particularly young children. The children could be seen having fun while watching elephants bathing and enjoying themselves. “It is fun when certain times the elephants throw water on us,” says Jashanpreet Singh, a class IV student.

20-year-old commits suicide
Panchkula, May 23
A 20-year-old boy Navin Rana committed suicide at Haripur village in Sector 4 by hanging himself from a ceiling fan here this morning.

Military Police helpline
Chandigarh, May 23
The Army has established a Military Police helpline, with a common number, 155200, that can be accessed across the country to provide assistance to military personnel. The number is available at Military Police Control Rooms and is instituted to provide immediate assistance and be instrumental in solving and mitigating crisis being faced by military personnel, according to an official release.



6,000 take PU CET
Chandigarh, May 23
Nearly 6,000 students appeared in Panjab University’s Common Entrance Test (CET) held for admission in various departments of the university in the session 2010-2011.

IAS aspirants come out of the examination centre at Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Sunday. 30,000 take IAS prelim exam
Chandigarh, May 23
Nearly 30,000 students appeared today for the preliminary round of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) exam at nearly 40 centres in the tricity.

IAS aspirants come out of the examination centre at Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Science camp for rural kids at PU
Chandigarh, May 23
For the first time today Mayank Sharma, a class XI student from a rural school near Kakrala village, Patiala, spoke on stage in presence of a jam-packed audience at the mathematics auditorium in Panjab University.


Students awarded
Patiala, May 23
The annual prize distribution function of Mata Sahib Kaur Khalsa Girls’ College of Education, Patiala, was celebrated on the college premises today.Registrar Manjeet Singh, Punjabi University, Patiala, was the chief guest. College principal, Dr Santokh Singh Parmar, read out the college annual report and highlighted the academic and other achievements of the college in the session 2009-2010.

Four booked for beating up man
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 23
The police today booked Devi Dayal Prashar, his son Balram another Dishant and an unidentified man for beating up a resident of Mandi Gobindgarh.

8 booked for rape
Ambala, May 23
As many as eight persons, identified as Ashok Kumar, Ram Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Raju, Binder, Bhoora, Billu and Bhola, were booked on charges of rape here last night. The city police has registered a case under Sections 376 (rape), 342 (wrongfully confinement) and 366 (kidnapping) against the accused in this regard.

Villagers blame it on health department
40 admitted to private hospital in Ambala; more cases reported
Ambala, May 23
The untimely death of two teen-aged girls due to a mysterious disease has annoyed residents of Samlehri village. The disease has affected a large number of residents and more cases were reported in the village today.

Man, daughter run over by truck
Rajpura, May 23
A 40-year-old man and his daughter were run over by a speeding truck near Gagan Chowk here last evening.

Freedom fighter dead
Dera Bassi, May 23
Freedom fighter Amar Singh of Dhanouni village died here today. His mortal remains were consigned to flames with state honour in the village today.


Home guard volunteer hit by car, driver held
Chandigarh, May 23
The police has arrested a resident of Sector 38 for crashing his car into barricades and injuring a home guard volunteer on duty who tried to stop him at Sector 35 on Saturday.

SI in CBI net for graft, suspended
Chandigarh, May 23
Sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) caught Sub-Inspector Nirmal Singh of the Chandigarh police while accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 at the Sector 34 police station here this afternoon.

Man hurt in snatching incident
Mohali, May 23
A brutal snatching incident has left a Phase IX resident shaken and badly injured.Narrating the incident, Raj Pal, the victim, said on May 9 he was returning from Apna Mandi when four persons attacked him near the Amb Sahib Gurdwara and snatched his belongings.


Gurkirat’s ton helps Mohali register win
A player plays a shot during a cricket match in Mohali on Sunday.Mohali, May 23
Middle order batsman Gurkirat Singh hammered a brilliant unbeaten ton (147 off 166), which guided the Mohali team to register a win over Kapurthala on the basis of first innings lead in the Punjab Under-22 Inter-District Cricket Tournament held at the PCA Stadium here today.

A player plays a shot during a cricket match in Mohali on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

DMW drub Patiala by 10 wickets
Patiala, May 23
DMW Cricket Club defeated Cantt XI, Patiala, by 10 wickets during the

Boxers in action during a match in Chandigarh on Sunday. Double delight for SD school 
Chandigarh, May 23
PML SD Public School, Sector 32, won the Junior Men and Junior Women Chandigarh State Boxing Championship, which concluded here today. SD school got 30 points in the men section and 12 points in the women section.

Boxers in action during a match in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Deepak, Parikshit clinch carrom titles
Panchkula, May 23
Deepak of AG Haryana and Parikshit Vashistha have won men’s single and boy’s junior events of the 5th RK Babuta Memorial Prize Money Ranking Carrom Tournament, which concluded at Saupin’s School, Sector 9, here today.


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